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CASA volunteers provide consistent, long-term advocacy for abused and neglected children in Missoula & Mineral County until they reside in a safe, permanent home. Your contribution directly supports our efforts to recruit, train and support Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers to advocate in the best interests of abused and neglected children.
Your generosity helps CASA of Missoula reach our goal of giving a voice to every abused and neglected child in Missoula & Mineral County.
What is a CASA?
Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteers serve as the “eyes and ears” of the judge, gathering relevant information about the child and the family. They make recommendations to the judge regarding what is in the child’s best interests. A CASA volunteer works to ensure that the child is placed in a safe, permanent, nurturing home as quickly as possible.
Who is a CASA?
CASA volunteers are compassionate, objective, self-motivated individuals from the community who are trained to speak on behalf of abused and neglected children. CASA volunteers submit an application with references, complete an interview with the program staff, and attend training. A complete criminal history and child abuse registry check are performed on each applicant. Upon completion of their training, CASA volunteers are sworn in by the juvenile court judge and adhere to strict confidentiality and professionalism throughout their appointment.